What would cause Hillary Clinton not to run for president?
July 17th, 2014
10:45 PM ET
5 months ago

What would cause Hillary Clinton not to run for president?

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Washington (CNN) – Hillary Clinton told Charlie Rose on Thursday that if she does run for president in 2016, she would have "a very specific agenda" about the future of America.

But with polls showing her as the favorite for the Democratic nomination and a cadre of groups already organizing for a prospective campaign, what would cause the former secretary of state to not run for office?

"It would be wholly personal," Clinton said, according to a transcript of the PBS show. "Because I know so much about the job and how hard it is, I am very struck by the historic nature of a campaign that I might, in the future, undertake."

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Filed under: 2008 Election • 2016 • Bill Clinton • Hillary Clinton • White House
April 28th, 2014
03:16 AM ET
8 months ago

Palin: ‘Waterboarding is how we baptize terrorists’

(CNN) - Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin told a capacity crowd at a National Rifle Association rally how she would baptize terrorists if she was an elected official.

“If I was in charge,” Palin said Saturday in Indianapolis, “they would know, waterboarding is how we baptize terrorists.”

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Filed under: 2008 Election • Al Franken • Alaska • Harry Reid • Indiana • Nancy Pelosi • NRA • Sarah Palin • Terrorism
Iowa poll gauges support for presidential retreads
March 9th, 2014
05:28 PM ET
10 months ago

Iowa poll gauges support for presidential retreads

(CNN) – A new survey asked Iowa voters about potential presidential candidates who’ve already run for the White House, and the results show some good news for Republicans Mike Huckabee and Paul Ryan.

But for Rick Santorum, who won the Iowa GOP caucuses in 2012 by a razor-thin margin, and Rick Perry, the results indicate Hawkeye State Republicans aren't quite as excited about the prospects of another presidential bid by the former Pennsylvania senator and the Texas governor. FULL POST


Filed under: 2008 Election • 2012 • 2016 • Hillary Clinton • Iowa • Joe Biden • Mike Huckabee • Paul Ryan • Polls • Rick Perry • Rick Santorum
Palin has McCain's back
January 28th, 2014
09:12 AM ET
11 months ago

Palin has McCain's back

(CNN) - Under attack by the Republican Party in his home state, Sen. John McCain is getting some support from someone beloved by conservatives – his former running mate, Sarah Palin.

"I consider Senator John McCain an American hero and a friend. He fights to remind our President that the federal government's first priority must be strong defense of our homeland," wrote Palin Monday night on her Facebook page, adding that "he fights against big-spending colleagues who don't prioritize for our military's needs."

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Filed under: 2008 Election • 2016 • Arizona • John McCcain • Sarah Palin
Report details 'list' of Clinton supporters, detractors from 2008
January 13th, 2014
12:22 PM ET
11 months ago

Report details 'list' of Clinton supporters, detractors from 2008

(CNN) – In the ongoing buzz about Hillary Clinton's potential bid for the White House in 2016, the latest talk surrounds a list that her aides created not long after her unsuccessful presidential campaign in 2008.

The list, which meticulously details high-profile figures who supported Clinton's campaign as well as those who backed then-foe Barack Obama, was jointly reported by The Hill's Amie Parnes and Politico's Jonathan Allen as part of their upcoming book, "HRC: State Secrets and the Rebirth of Hillary Clinton."
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Filed under: 2008 Election • 2016 • Hillary Clinton
Gates: Reid called me about being Obama's running mate in 2008
Bob Gates and Harry Reid in 2006.
January 9th, 2014
10:40 AM ET
12 months ago

Gates: Reid called me about being Obama's running mate in 2008

(CNN) - Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid called then-Defense Secretary Bob Gates in 2008 to say he was considering Gates as a potential running mate for Barack Obama, according to the ex-Pentagon chief's new memoir.

In an exchange recounted on page 262 of the book, "Duty," Reid quizzed Gates on the phone about his political history. Gates was appointed Defense Secretary by former President George W. Bush in 2006 and remained at his post as part of Obama's team of rivals.
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Filed under: 2008 Election • Harry Reid • President Obama • Robert Gates
RNC putting Biden in 2016 spotlight, again
January 6th, 2014
12:00 PM ET
12 months ago

RNC putting Biden in 2016 spotlight, again

Washington (CNN) - The Republican National Committee is once again setting its sights on Vice President Joe Biden.

The party committee Monday put out an email and research brief release, "A Walk Down Biden's Memory Lane," which highlights news reports of some of the gaffes from the Vice President's failed bid for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination. It's the third time since August that the RNC has attacked Biden's future presidential aspirations.

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Pro-Hillary PAC rents Clinton's 2008 campaign email list
January 6th, 2014
07:32 AM ET
12 months ago

Pro-Hillary PAC rents Clinton's 2008 campaign email list

Washington (CNN) - Hillary Clinton's failed 2008 presidential campaign has rented out their email list to Ready for Hillary super PAC, a group urging the former Secretary of State to run in 2016.

Ready for Hillary sent an email out on Sunday from the address "info@hillaryclinton.com" offering supporters bumper stickers that read "I'm Ready for Hillary." Usually, the groups emails come from their own website, readyforhillary.com.
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Filed under: 2008 Election • 2016 • Hillary Clinton • Ready for Hillary
New polling low for Obama in crucial state
December 18th, 2013
10:00 AM ET
1 year ago

New polling low for Obama in crucial state

(CNN) - President Barack Obama's hitting a new low in the state that propelled him toward the White House.

The President's approval rating stands at 38% and his disapproval rating at 59% in a new Quinnipiac University poll of Iowa voters. The 39% figure is Obama's lowest approval rating in Quinnipiac polling in the Hawkeye State.

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Filed under: 2008 Election • 2012 • 2014 • Iowa • President Obama
Mulling 2016 bid, Huckabee meets Iowa and S.C. groups
December 13th, 2013
12:48 PM ET
1 year ago

Mulling 2016 bid, Huckabee meets Iowa and S.C. groups

(CNN) - Mike Huckabee appears to be thinking of doing in 2016 what he didn't do in 2012: Make another bid for the White House.

The pastor, former Arkansas governor, and 2008 Republican presidential candidate, who ran a strong second in the primaries and caucuses to eventual GOP nominee Sen. John McCain, is starting to talk like someone who is contemplating another national run.

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Filed under: 2008 Election • 2012 • 2016 • Arkansas • Mike Huckabee
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